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The name Vivas arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Vivas family lived in Wiltshire, at the manor Viveash.

Vivas Early Origins



The surname Vivas was first found in Wiltshire where they were Lords of the manor Viveash from early times, after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They were believed to be of Norman origin.

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Vivas Spelling Variations


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Vivas Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Vivash, Viveash, Vivish, Fiveash and others.

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Vivas Early History


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Vivas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vivas research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vivas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vivas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vivas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vivas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Vivas or a variant listed above:

Vivas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Vivas, who landed in New Spain in 1835
  • Miguel Vivas, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1852
  • Pascual Vivas, aged 28, landed in Puerto Rico in 1869
  • Juan Vivas, who landed in New Granada in 1879
  • Vicente Vivas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1890
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vivas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vivas (post 1700)



  • Francisco Javier Illán Vivas (b. 1958), Spanish writer and poet from Murcia
  • Adelmo Achito Vivas (b. 1934), retired Colombian international footballer
  • César Pérez Vivas (b. 1957), Venezuelan lawyer and politician
  • Ángel Omar Vivas, Venezuelan Brigadier General
  • Borja Vivas (b. 1984), Spanish shot putter
  • Nelson David Vivas (b. 1969), former professional Argentine footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vivas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vivas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 June 2014 at 15:30.

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